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  • Orange outed for slowest mobile broadband speeds
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    Orange outed for slowest mobile broadband speeds

    By 26 May 2011

    Orange has the slowest mobile broadband speeds in the UK. According to Ofcom consumer research, 17 per cent of UK households use a dongle or datacard to access the Internet via providers' 3G networks. However, when it comes to average speed, Orange can...

  • Orange boss confirms smaller and thinner iPhone 5
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    Orange boss confirms smaller and thinner iPhone 5

    By 24 May 2011

    Stephane Richard, CEO of France Telecom (owner of Orange), has confirmed that the next Apple iPhone will contain an even smaller SIM card than the micro-SIM that your iPhone 4 packs - and that the device itself will be "smaller and thinner". In an interview...

  • Orange teams up with Vouchercloud
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    Orange teams up with Vouchercloud

    By 23 May 2011

    Everybody loves saving a few quid - hence the popularity of services like Groupon, Quidco and Facebook Deals - and now Orange has got in on the discount action too, teaming up with Vouchercloud to offer its users unique savings deals. Every month Orange...

  • Orange and Barclaycard NFC mobile payments service goes live in UK
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    Orange and Barclaycard NFC mobile payments service goes live in UK

    By 20 May 2011

    Orange and Barclaycard have finally launched their combined NFC mobile payments service in the UK, as reported on Pocket-lint back in January. It's the first of its kind in the UK, and sees the country catch up with others around the world by offering...

  • Apple proposes even smaller SIM cards, Orange says yes please
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    Apple proposes even smaller SIM cards, Orange says yes please

    By 18 May 2011

    After failing to get other manufacturers to adopt its micro-SIM card found in the first iPad and now used in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4, Orange has revealed that Apple is looking to shrink the humble SIM card even more. Talking to Reuters, the mobile phone...

  • Orange Motorola Atrix priced
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    Orange Motorola Atrix priced

    By 3 May 2011

    Orange has revealed the pricing and availability details of the much anticipated Motorola Atrix. The colourful network has the exclusive rights to sell the monster Android phone first (T-Mobile has a register your interest page set up too) and it will...

  • O2 HTC Mozart breaks Orange exclusive
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    O2 HTC Mozart breaks Orange exclusive

    By 28 April 2011

    O2 has added a second Windows Phone 7 smartphone to its line-up before the Bank Holiday weekend.   However, before you get excited that it’s a new handset completely, it’s actually just the HTC Mozart first launched as an Orange exclusive in October...

  • Orange bags Motorola Atrix - Laptop dock to cost £299.99
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    Orange bags Motorola Atrix - Laptop dock to cost £299.99

    By 18 April 2011

    Vodafone might have the HTC Sensation ahead of the game, but Orange has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it will be exclusively stocking the Motorola Atrix in May. The phone, which was launched in January at CES, will be hitting the shelves early in the...

  • Everything Everywhere suspends charity text skimming, but doesn't rule out complete stop
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    Everything Everywhere suspends charity text skimming, but doesn't rule out complete stop

    By 15 April 2011

    Everything Everywhere has has suspended, but not completely ruled out, taking a percentage of donations made to charities using text messages via the operators network. Speaking to Pocket-lint, Everything Everywhere stated: “Everything Everywhere makes...

  • Orange and T-Mobile HTC Sensation coming June
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    Orange and T-Mobile HTC Sensation coming June

    By 12 April 2011

    Orange and T-Mobile, aka Everything Everywhere, has exclusively told Pocket-lint that it will be stocking the HTC Sensation from June. That’s just 1 month after the launch on Vodafone, but presumably before Three’s “summer”, and comes after...

  • Vodafone HTC Desire S available now for free on £30-a-month contract
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    Vodafone HTC Desire S available now for free on £30-a-month contract

    By 8 April 2011

    Vodafone has announced that it too will be selling the HTC Desire S to those keen to get their hands on the new smartphone. Available in black on Pay Monthly tariffs, the great-value HTC Desire S is free on £30-a-month price plans with Vodafone, £5...

  • Orange HTC Desire S goes on sale
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    Orange HTC Desire S goes on sale

    By 8 April 2011

    If you’ve been clambering for a HTC Desire S and are on Orange, the mobile operator has answered your prayers, announcing that it will be stocking the Android 2.3 unibody metal phone. Available in black on Pay Monthly tariffs, the great-value HTC Desire...

  • O2 HTC HD7 gets NoDo Windows Phone 7 update
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    O2 HTC HD7 gets NoDo Windows Phone 7 update

    By 7 April 2011

    If you own a HTC HD7 and are on the O2 in the UK network you’re now going to be able to cut and paste on your Windows Phone 7 smartphone to your hearts content. That’s right O2 customers are the latest to get the controversial NoDo update that brings,...

  • UK’s slowest cities for 3G mobile broadband named and shamed
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    UK’s slowest cities for 3G mobile broadband named and shamed

    By 6 April 2011

    UK’s slowest cities for 3G mobile broadband have been named and shamed in a list put out by mobile and broadband comparison website Top10.com According to the research taken from thousands of opt-in users around the country over the last three months,...

  • Orange delivering Sony Ericsson Xperia Play on time
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    Orange delivering Sony Ericsson Xperia Play on time

    By 31 March 2011

    You may have read earlier on Pocket-lint about Vodafone having to delay its Sony Ericsson Xperia Play launch due to "freight issues" but it seems that, despite suggestions otherwise, Orange won't be missing the 1 April launch date after all. Pocket-lint...

  • Sony Ericsson: Xperia Play delayed
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    Sony Ericsson: Xperia Play delayed

    By 30 March 2011

    The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play won’t be launching on 1 April on Vodafone as previously planned Pocket-lint has learnt, but may still get a limited release on Friday. "We can confirm that the Xperia PLAY handsets are still planned to launch in the UK...

  • Windows Phone 7 getting NFC support
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    Windows Phone 7 getting NFC support

    By 30 March 2011

    Google’s doing it, Apple’s rumoured to be doing it, HP are kind of doing it, and now Microsoft looks to be getting in on the game too. Yep, the world has gone NFC crazy in recent months, with the promise that by 2012 (in time for the Olympics) most...

  • O2 delays Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
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    O2 delays Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

    By 25 March 2011

    O2 has said that it is delaying the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (AKA the PlayStation Phone) because, according to the operator, it’s not ready for prime time. “As the head of O2’s device testing team, my team and I see every phone that O2 will be...

  • UK iPad 2 launch starts with chaos rather than a bang
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    UK iPad 2 launch starts with chaos rather than a bang

    By 25 March 2011

    Eager customers who have stayed up for the 1am online launch of Apple's iPad 2 have been met with countless error messages rather than order confirmations. Not only were dedicated Apple enthusiasts disappointed to find out that they'd have to wait 2-3...

  • Apple iPad 2 UK online sales go live early - but familiar delays
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    Apple iPad 2 UK online sales go live early - but familiar delays

    By 25 March 2011

    Apple has pushed the button on its online store, allowing you to pre-order a new iPad 2 a full 40 minutes ahead of the publicly announced time. In what’s likely to cause chaos with those who’ve set their alarm rather than staying up, we’ve been...

  • Orange offers alternative to Apple Store iPad 2 queue
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    Orange offers alternative to Apple Store iPad 2 queue

    By 24 March 2011

    Don't fancy lining up for your iPad 2 all the way along Regent Street and, most likely, all the way around the corner along Hanover Street as well, with a bunch of crazy fanboys who haven't slept for 24 hours? Well, don't bother then - go queue up outside...

  • Windows Phone 7 NoDo update out, but not for all phones
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    Windows Phone 7 NoDo update out, but not for all phones

    By 22 March 2011

    Microsoft has finally got around to pushing out the cut and paste update for its Windows Phone 7 platform on Tuesday. Called NoDo, the update which has always been tipped for the end of March since Microsoft missed it's last self imposed deadline does...

  • Orange eBook app opens pages in the Android Market
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    Orange eBook app opens pages in the Android Market

    By 18 March 2011

    Orange has announced that a dedicated app for its Orange Book Club has gone live in the Android Market, offering 23,000 eBooks and audio books. The app, which will be compatible across multiple platform versions (such as Java, Symbian, BlackBerry and...

  • Ofcom report highlights gap in broadband speeds
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    Ofcom report highlights gap in broadband speeds

    By 2 March 2011

    An Ofcom report has, once again, highlighted the fact that advertised broadband speeds are still not being met, despite customers stating that speed is more important than price when it comes to their connections. Using research from uSwitch, the report...

  • Who's selling the smartphone you’ll want this year?
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    Who's selling the smartphone you’ll want this year?

    By 15 February 2011

    Mobile World Congress has seen a truck load of new smartphones spring on to the market from Sony Ericsson, Samsung, LG, HTC, Viewsonic, and plenty more. "That’s great", we hear you cry, but which network in the UK is selling the phone that you want?...